Yellow Fever: New Orleans, 1853

Life of a Klansman, p. 85 (when everything old is new again):

  • In testimony about the epidemic, a prominent doctor blames it on les négres. “As many have contended,” he says, “yellow fever is an imported African disease.” It is a strange hypothesis. An official report says the fever kills 5,293 white men, and 2,475 white women. But it kills only 38 persons of color.

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